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Weather West Africa Meteorological Bulletin MET Area II (Abbreviated) - Cape Verde to Gulf of Guinea

FQNT52 LFPW 302106



Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 30 April 2017 at 2215 UTC.

Wind speed in BEAUFORT SCALE.

Sea state in DOUGLAS SCALE.

Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than

the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the

significant height.

Part 1 : WARNING NR 230.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 30 at 12 UTC

Low 987 52N11W moving southeast, expected 996 south England by 01/00

UTC then 1000 same place by 01/12 UTC and 1008 by 02/00 UTC.

Associated thundery trough crossing the English Channel overnight.

Low 983 53N40W slow moving and deepening, expected 972 53N37W by

01/12 UTC, then 975 53N39W by 02/00 UTC. Associated trough extending

southwestwards and moving east.

Low 999 44N51W moving east, expected 989 44N37W by 01/00 UTC, then

982 45N29W by 02/00 UTC.

High 1026 32N34W, drifting eastward and expected 1022 31N22W by

01/12UTC, then 1022 over Portugal by 02/00 UTC.

ITCZ axis along 04N20W 03N25W 02N30W 03N35W 03N40W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 2 at 00 UTC


East or Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing mainly Northerly 2 to 4 from

west later.

Moderate, temporarily rough at first.



North or Northeast increasing 5 or 6, then decreasing 4 or 5, at

times 6, later.

Moderate or rough.

Sand haze.


Northerly 4 or 5, locally 6 in north.

Moderate, locally rough in north.

Sand haze.


Mainly North or Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 2 to 4 soon;

Moderate, locally rough in west at first.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.


Southerly 2 to 4.

Slight or moderate.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.


South or Southeast 3 to 5 from north to south.

Slight or moderate, locally becoming rough in southeast.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

Persistence of Westerly near gale or gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR,


Threat of South near gale or gale over ROMEO, CHARCOT, JOSEPHINE.

Threat of East or Northeast near gale or gale over CADIZ, GIBRALTAR


Threat of Southwest near gale over IRVING.

Threat of Northeast near gale over AGADIR.

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